The official partnership between Google Cloud and Tezos community has just started. Tezos dataset is now integrated into Google BigQuery, which can mean a lot for the blockchain ecosystem seeing a tech giant.
“Google Cloud graciously hosts the dataset for public access. You pay only for the queries that you perform on the data. However, you can query this dataset for free, up to 1TB per month, every month!” according to the blog post by Tezos Insights.
Tech Giant Helping Blockchain Ecosystem
Google BigQuery helps the Tezos community a lot by hosting the finance dataset. The query process will be more comfortable in the Tezos dataset with the help of Google. Users can now query on-chain data that will be handled by cloud-based services using a standard SQL syntax. As a result, data analysis processes will be significantly easier.
Using the BigQuery, users can also perform similar queries on multiple blockchains and compare them. Tracking inter-chain activities on tokens like TzBTC will be more comfortable, too.
Working with a big tech company like Google can lead Tezos to significant milestones regarding adoption and growth. The blockchain can now expand its offerings while relying on the robust infrastructures from Google Cloud.
Corey Soreff compares the new situation after partnering with Google:
“While Tezos nodes do allow basic queries for retrieving data about addresses and transactions, even basic analyses are not supported. The Tezos data needs to be loaded into a data warehouse to derive business relevant insights.”
Because of the multiple options that Google BigQuery provides for Tezos users and developers, there will be many use cases. Monitoring gas costs and a smart contract’s calls and activity are two of the clearest use-cases.
Tezos Commons now uses new Tezos ETL tools, Airflow DAGs, and a Kubernetes node to daily load Tezos data into BigQuery. All of these services are open-source and available to everyone.
The new integration and partnership is the result of a collaboration between multiple teams. Corey says:
“It has been a pleasure to work with Allen Day and the rest of the Google Cloud team on this project, as well as the founder of the Blockchain ETL project Evgeny Medvedev and his team at Helix Technologies, whom we recommend to any project looking to implement their own ETL and BigQuery integration.”
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